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Skymaster Airlines

Skymaster Airlines
IATA
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ICAO
SKC
Callsign
SKYMASTER AIR
Founded 1995
Hubs Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Secondary hubs São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Focus cities None
Fleet size 8
Destinations Continental - Domestic
Headquarters Manaus, Brazil
Key people General Director
Website http://www.skymaster.com.br
Boeing 707 of Skymaster Airlines at London Southend Airport in 1998

Skymaster Airlines was a cargo airline based in Manaus, Brazil. It operated charter cargo services in Brazil and other countries in the Americas.

History

The airline was established on 30 November 1995 and started operations in 1997.

On February 19, 2014, Skymaster along with BETA Cargo were fined by CADE (Brazilian antitrust court) a combined 83 million reais (35 million USD), for running a cartel that hampered competition and drove up bid prices of procurements by the country's state-owned postal service.[1]

Fleet

The Skymaster Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (at August 2006):[2]

Crashes and Incidents

  • On 7 March 2001, a Skymaster Airlines 707-320C, registration PT-MST, landed hard on Runway 09R, São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. As a result of the landing the undercarriage failed, damaging all four engines and injuring three people. The aircraft was subsequently written off.

References

  1. ^ Ivers, Dan. "Brazil Hits 2 Freight Airlines With $35M In Bid-Rigging Fines". http://www.law360.com/. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006

External links

  • Skymaster Airlines
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